Waters Wavelength Podcast Episode 76: Radziemski Talks Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation & Public Cloud Adoption

Former-Lord Abbett CIO Michael Radziemski sits down with James and Anthony to talk about three big topics: machine learning, robotic process automation and public cloud adoption.

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This week, Michael Radziemski joins Anthony and James on the podcast to discuss tech evolutions taking place in financial markets. Radziemski has 30 years of experience in the industry, with stints at Bankers Trust, Citigroup and Lord Abbett, where he was chief information officer from 2003 to 2016.

1:30 Radziemski looks at the problem of convenience overshadowing need in technology.
4:00 How has the industry evolved in his time as a technologist?
6:30 How do you take advantage of new tools such as machine learning without creating spaghetti infrastructures—and where do firms tend to fail when implementing new technologies?
10:30 The industry’s infrastructure isn’t up to snuff, according to Radziemski, but that’s also helping to drive public cloud infrastructure adoption.
13:00 How has the public cloud space evolved?
18:30 What skills do developers need to have in today’s environment?
22:45 Radziemski’s predictions for the top three trends in 2018: Robotic process automation; Machine learning; Public cloud adoption.


Links to articles discussed:

War of the Clouds: An Inside Look at how Google, Microsoft, IBM & Oracle Are Chipping Away at AWS

Lord's Tech as Savior: Michael Radziemski's Tech Vision Helps Lord Abbett Weather Hurricane Sandy

Contact Info

As is the case with everything we do, we'd love to get some feedback from our listeners. Feel free to reach out to Anthony via Twitter or email.

Anthony: @a_malakian; Anthony.Malakian@incisivemedia.com

James: @JimRundle; James.Rundle@incisivemedia.com


Past 10 episodes:

Episode 66: Technologists & Film Portrayals

Episode 67: A Farewell to Dan

Episode 68: An Inside Look at IBM Watson

Episode 69: AQR's CTO, Neal Pawar, on Engineers & Open Source

Episode 70: A Look at Liquidnet's Acquisition of OTAS

Episode 71: Social Data, Analytics and Trading

Episode 72: An Examination of the Muni Bond Market

Episode 73: The UK Election, Brexit & Fintechs; the Bloomberg Point-Port Integration

Episode 74: The RegTech Craze; Clearing Concerns 

Episode 75: An Update on the Julia Programming Language; AI & Alternative Data; Digital Currencies

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